Professionally registered healthcare practitioners designated assistant practitioners and health care support workers who will be undertaking peripheral IV cannulation and venepuncture/phlebotomy of children.

  • Recognises role and professional responsibilities related with the safe  intravenous Cannulation & Venepuncture practice on children under age 16
  • Identifies the relevant anatomy and common sites to undertake peripheral intravenous cannulation and venepuncture on children under age of 16
  • Understanding the process of obtaining valid consent from child; parents/guardians/carers
  • Understanding the required preparation prior to the procedure
  •  Summarises the risks of intravenous Cannulation & venepuncture and the importance of safe technique (ANTT)
  • Demonstrates a safe approach to peripheral intravenous cannulation and venepuncture

This course is a morning half day session consisting of:

  • Infection Control & ANTT/Practical
  • Therapeutic Hold and Consent
  • The role of the play Specialist and distraction
  • Topical analgesia
  • Cannulation demonstration and practice
  • Venepuncture demonstration and practice

For enquiries regarding this course please contact:


Oluwafiropo (Ropo) Olaofe - Nurse Education Practitioner

Education Academy

Email: Oluwafiropo.Olaofe@Bart’


Ana Santos - Nurse Education Practitioner

Education Academy

Bart’s NHS Trust ana.santos5@Bart’


Maria Vinas- Nurse Education Practitioner

Education Academy

Bart’s NHS Trust maria.Vinas@Bart’


Mandatory V&C e-learning

Staff must complete the cannulation and venepuncture e-learning before booking/attending the session.

Please bring a prove of evidence to the face to face session once you have completed the e-learning modules.

  • E-Learning pass score of >70%
  • Practical Assessment during training

Completion of Venepuncture and Cannulation competency 

Venepuncture e-learning:

You will need to create an account the first time you access it. The Training consists of 8 modules, you must complete, and you need to achieve an overall score of 70%.

Access via this link: 

Cannulation e-learning:

It is recommended that staff complete the e-learning cannulation course before booking/attending the session with a pass score of over 70%. Staff will require their ESR cards to do the e-learning course. Attendees can print a screen page or take a photo shot of their results as evidence if they want to.

The e-learning Module is:

000 B. Braun Peripheral Cannulation e-Learning Theory Module

Click on below link: